For adults who remain physically childlike in old age, there has to be a sustained enthusiasm for some aspect of life. People who want a long life with an alert old age should never retire. If they are forcibly retired, they should immerse themselves in some new, absorbing activity.
The phrase emotional intelligence was coined by Yale psychologist Peter Salovey and the University of New Hampshire’s John Mayer five years ago to describe qualities such as understanding one’s own feelings, empathy for the feelings of others and ‘the regulation of emotion in a way that enhances living’. Their notion is about to bound into American conversation, handily shortened to EQ, thanks to a new book, Emotional Intelligence (Bantam) by Daniel Goleman.
Two years ago, on a remote island off the coast of South Australia, government scientists began testing a form of biological warfare. Under supposedly tight quarantine restrictions, researchers on Wardang Island introduced the calicivirus into animal test groups. Death from this particular infectious agent is swift.
An Augustinian monk named Gregory Mendel was the first person to make precise observations about the biological mechanism of inheritance. This happened over a hundred years ago in an Austrian monastery, where Mendel spent his leisure hours performing experiments with pea plants of different types.
Whether you are trying to get pregnant or looking for ways to avoid pregnancy while engaging in sex, a common question is whether or not you can have sex and get pregnant on your period? Similarly many people ask can you get pregnant right after your period or is it possible to get pregnant right before your period. You are not alone if either of these are one of your questions.
How do you track ovulation with irregular periods? This question is more common than you might think. Irregular periods create a challenge in tracking ovulation and knowing when the best time is to have sex in order to get pregnant. The good news is that tracking ovulation with irregular periods is possible. You can even track your ovulation with a decent amount of precision. Knowing when ovulation occurs usually creates a sense of confidence for those who are trying to conceive.
A vasectomy is a procedure that many married couples choose as a form of birth control. This is a procedure similar to a tubal ligation for women where the reproductive tubes are severed and tied off. It is commonly referred to as “having your tubes tied.”
DDT ( Dichloro Diphenyl Tricoloroethane ) It is clear that some chemicals can damage the health of animals and humans. However, this is not the only problem that can be caused by the careless use of chemicals. Chemicals can also disturb the ecological balance of the environment. If the ecological balance is disturbed, the consequences can be extremely serious.
RAYS ARE NOT COLOURED Newton first understood, more than 200 years ago, that “the Rays, to speak properly, are not coloured,” and “Colours in the Object are nothing but a disposition to reflect this or that sort of Ray more copiously than the rest…” Yet colour seems so compellingly to be a property of an object that few among us doubt the obvious. Indeed, the insights of Newton, supported by two centuries of scientific elaboration, are not fully appreciated even by the practitioners of colour, such as the artist and the paint manufacturer, let alone the man in the street.
GENETIC MANIPULATION Ever since man the hunter and gatherer gave up his nomadic way of life and began to tend stock and grow crops, he has been involved with genetic manipulation. Firstly, in ignorance, simply by choosing to rear particular animals or plants which were in some way advantageous to his developing lifestyle, and then much later, since the science of genetics began to develop, man has been engaged in breeding programmes designed to produce varieties of plants and animals exhibiting the specific characteristics which fit them to his various needs.